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I haven't seen SchndlrsFist around since TWW returned, so I'll go ahead and start this year's reading thread with a copy and paste of last year's:

It's 2021 and time to reset the book reading challenge. Let's all try to read one book a week this year, but if that's too much just list whatever you read because reading is fun. Also, try to rate the books you finish from 1 to 10 so other people can see what might be a good book to pick up.

1) Currently Reading - Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown

1/8/2021 6:55:08 AM

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1) Finished - The Storm Before the Storm - Mike Duncan
2) Currently reading - At Day's Close - Roger Ekirch

1/8/2021 11:48:07 AM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) Currently Reading - The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker

1/12/2021 1:30:31 AM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Currently Reading - Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline

1/21/2021 1:47:12 AM

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1) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
2) Prince Caspian - C. S. Lewis
3) Currently reading - Gringos - Charles Portis
4) Currently reading - The Meritocracy Trap - Daniel Markovits

1/25/2021 1:29:47 PM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Currently Reading - Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong

2/3/2021 4:27:26 PM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) Currently Reading - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe

2/23/2021 6:31:23 PM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Currently Reading - Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker

3/18/2021 1:48:08 AM

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Already way behind, dammit.

1) The Storm Before the Storm - Mike Duncan 9/10
2) At Day's Close: Night in Times Past - Roger Ekirch 6/10
3) Liberators: Latin America's Struggle for Independence - Robert Harvey 7/10
4) Currently reading - The Romani Gypsies - Yaron Matras
5) Currently reading - Napoleon's Hemorrhoids - Phil Mason

3/19/2021 11:18:48 AM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) Currently Reading - The Other Side - Alfred Kubin

3/25/2021 1:51:21 AM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) The Other Side - Alfred Kubin - 7/10
8) Currently Reading - The Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort - JB Priestley

4/12/2021 1:53:24 AM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) The Other Side - Alfred Kubin - 7/10
8) The Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort - JB Priestley - 8/10
9) Currently Reading - The Feasting Dead - John Metcalfe

4/19/2021 1:08:27 AM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) The Other Side - Alfred Kubin - 7/10
8) The Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort - JB Priestley - 8/10
9) The Feasting Dead - John Metcalfe - 7/10
10) Currently Reading - Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon

5/3/2021 6:00:33 PM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) The Other Side - Alfred Kubin - 7/10
8) The Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort - JB Priestley - 8/10
9) The Feasting Dead - John Metcalfe - 7/10
10) Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon - 8/10
11) Currently Reading - Pattern Recognition - William Gibson

Whew! That was definitely one of the densest and most difficult novels I've ever read. It definitely helped to follow along with a guide ( https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Gravitys-Rainbow/ ) along the way, and I've heard things become clearer on repeat readings. Maybe someday, but not in the near future; that was quite a slog!

6/30/2021 3:03:26 AM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) The Other Side - Alfred Kubin - 7/10
8) The Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort - JB Priestley - 8/10
9) The Feasting Dead - John Metcalfe - 7/10
10) Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon - 8/10
11) Pattern Recognition - William Gibson - 7/10
12) Currently Reading - The Forever War - Joe Haldeman

7/7/2021 4:49:08 PM

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"Forever War" was pretty good, IMhumbleO

7/7/2021 4:54:49 PM

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Cool. It's been on my list for many years and last week's release of Tomorrow War caused it to pop back in my head. I have a copy of Forever War in storage somewhere, but rather than hunt that down I just checked this copy out of the local library.

7/7/2021 6:43:27 PM

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Library is where it's at. I liked that one better than his later book "Forever Peace".

7/8/2021 9:08:07 AM

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Yeah, I saw that one at the library, too. They didn't have Forever Free, though, which I hear is a direct sequel to Forever War. Have you read that one?

7/8/2021 11:37:05 AM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) The Other Side - Alfred Kubin - 7/10
8) The Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort - JB Priestley - 8/10
9) The Feasting Dead - John Metcalfe - 7/10
10) Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon - 8/10
11) Pattern Recognition - William Gibson - 7/10
12) The Forever War - Joe Haldeman - 9/10
13) Currently Reading - The Riddle-Master of Hed - Patricia A McKillip

7/31/2021 1:49:58 AM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) The Other Side - Alfred Kubin - 7/10
8) The Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort - JB Priestley - 8/10
9) The Feasting Dead - John Metcalfe - 7/10
10) Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon - 8/10
11) Pattern Recognition - William Gibson - 7/10
12) The Forever War - Joe Haldeman - 9/10
13) The Riddle-Master of Hed - Patricia A McKillip - 8/10
14) Currently Reading - Heir of Sea and Fire - Patricia A McKillip

8/9/2021 10:03:48 PM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) The Other Side - Alfred Kubin - 7/10
8) The Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort - JB Priestley - 8/10
9) The Feasting Dead - John Metcalfe - 7/10
10) Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon - 8/10
11) Pattern Recognition - William Gibson - 7/10
12) The Forever War - Joe Haldeman - 9/10
13) The Riddle-Master of Hed - Patricia A McKillip - 8/10
14) Heir of Sea and Fire - Patricia A McKillip 7/10
15) Currently Reading - Harpist in the Wind - Patricia A McKillip

8/31/2021 11:32:57 PM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) The Other Side - Alfred Kubin - 7/10
8) The Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort - JB Priestley - 8/10
9) The Feasting Dead - John Metcalfe - 7/10
10) Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon - 8/10
11) Pattern Recognition - William Gibson - 7/10
12) The Forever War - Joe Haldeman - 9/10
13) The Riddle-Master of Hed - Patricia A McKillip - 8/10
14) Heir of Sea and Fire - Patricia A McKillip 7/10
15) Harpist in the Wind - Patricia A McKillip - 7/10
16) Currently Reading - Uzumaki - Junji Ito

10/6/2021 7:32:29 PM

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1) Here Comes a Candle - Fredric Brown - 8/10
2) The Godwulf Manuscript - Robert B Parker - 7/10
3) Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline - 6/10
4) Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick - David Wong - 7/10
5) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe - 8/10
6) Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins - Robert K Murray & Roger W Brucker - 8/10
7) The Other Side - Alfred Kubin - 7/10
8) The Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort - JB Priestley - 8/10
9) The Feasting Dead - John Metcalfe - 7/10
10) Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon - 8/10
11) Pattern Recognition - William Gibson - 7/10
12) The Forever War - Joe Haldeman - 9/10
13) The Riddle-Master of Hed - Patricia A McKillip - 8/10
14) Heir of Sea and Fire - Patricia A McKillip 7/10
15) Harpist in the Wind - Patricia A McKillip - 7/10
16) Uzumaki - Junji Ito - 9/10
17) Currently Reading - Smashed - Junji Ito

[Edited on October 19, 2021 at 2:45 AM. Reason : ]

10/19/2021 2:45:04 AM

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